Site Map - Cybercrime

Quick Bytes: Web of Complaints

- The number of complaints about Internet crime rose 33 percent in 2008 compared to 2007, with financial losses rising about 11 percent, according to a new report.

Behind the Numbers

- The top Internet frauds complaints for 2008.

Quick Bytes: Lost Customers is Biggest Breach Cost

- The biggest data breach cost by far is loss of customer relationships, according to a Ponemon Institute study. Such losses account for 69 percent of breach costs, up from 65 percent in 2007 and 54 percent in 2006.

Security for Stalking Victims

- Discover a resource that may help employees with cyberstalking concerns.

Utility Cybersecurity

- Power operators share information regarding cyberthreats affecting their systems too slowly, a congressional inquiry discovered.


- Everyone cares about computer security but for stalking victims, it carries special significance. The Safety Net Project provides tips and other resources to help victims use technology strategically to find safety and escape abuse.  

Data Breaches

- U.S. data breaches rose 47 percent from 2007 to 2008, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. Insider theft doubled to 16 percent from 2007.


- Cybercriminals increasingly launched attacks from legitimate Web sites and e-mail addresses last year, according to Cisco Systems’ annual security report. Threats coming from legitimate sites increased 90 percent in 2008, almost twice the rate of growth compared to 2007.


- 88The percentage of IT administrators who say they would steal valuable company data if they were fired. Access management vendor Cyber-Ark conducted the poll.

Fighting Fraud

- An online vendor turns to a service that evaluates the risks from customer purchases and helps reduce fraud.

Underground Cybereconomy Thrives

- The total value of advertised goods in the underground cybereconomy is valued at $276 million, according to a new report from Symantec, which monitored the criminal activity between July 2007 and June 2008.

Russia's Cybercrime Haven

- A computer security firm uncovered the exploits of a Russian cybergang, which included using malware to steal money from private bank accounts.

Researcher Says Russian Government Involved in Georgia Cyber Attacks

- A researcher asserts that the Russian government was involved in cyber attacks against Georgia.

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